When bad data can really ruin your day?

A businessman contemplates bad data in need of data cleaning

Getting the data just right has never been easier thanks to Spotless Data Validation Solution to Rogue Data.

We’ve just been talking to a client who’s had bad data prevent their business from reporting any of their key KPIs for the last three months. All they knew is they’d implemented a change in one of their systems and suddenly all the data they were reporting on was clearly junk – some values too high, others way too low, and no pattern to the problem.

Getting the data just right

Digging into the issue it turned out that a lot of their data was arriving out of order in the data warehouse and as a result orders were being assigned to wrong customers, products were being assigned to the wrong orders, and the business intelligence was just plain dumb.

Now it’s not that their business systems were bad in themselves, and customers were still getting the right products delivered to them and being charged the right amount, it’s just that the data was garbled when it came to reporting on it.

This is not uncommon: business systems are usually built to support the core business processes with reporting bolted on as an afterthought. At Spotless Data, we can cleanse data as it is integrated together in any data warehouse, checking for duplicate data, invalid data requiring data validation, and even whether it is arriving in the correct order or not. You can thus ensure data integrity throughout the lifecycle of your data.

Take a look at our introduction to using our browseable API. You can also test our API on your My Filters page though you will need to be logged in first to see this. You can sign-up using your email address, facebook or github accounts. You can also view our videos on cleansing an EPG file and cleansing a genre column which explain how to use our API.

In order to help you demonstrate for yourself how smoothly our API works we are giving away 500Mb of free data cleansing to each new customer. Data cleaning has never been easier thanks to Spotless Data's machine learning filters. If you would like to contact us you can speak to one of our team by pressing on the white square icon with a smile within a blue circle, which you can find in the bottom right-hand corner of any of the web pages on our site. Here is a quick link to our FAQ. You can also check out our range of subscription packages and pricing.

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If your data quality is an issue or you know that you have known sources of dirty data but your files are just too big, and the problems too numerous to be able to fix manually please do log in and try now